GTK+ 4.0 Toolkit Development Is Warming Up

Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 11 October 2016 at 08:39 AM EDT. 42 Comments
With GNOME/GTK+ 3.22 having been released at the end of September, developer focus is beginning to shift to GNOME 3.24 or in the case of GTK+ developers it's about GTK+ 4.0 development per the toolkit's new development process.

GTK+ 4.0 was opened for development in Git a few days ago. While not any exciting changes have yet landed in Git master, this branch is prepping the removal of GTK 3.x deprecated APIs and this branch will remove the deprecated style API.

There is also build system work ongoing for ensuring this new master code -- to be GTK+4 -- can be installed alongside existing GTK2 and GTK3 installations.

While not yet merged to master, the GSK renderer is expected to be merged soon. This will be one of the most exciting features of GTK+ 4.0 of finally having the long-talked-about GTK Scene Kit.

Those interested in more details about the latest changes to the GTK+ toolkit are encouraged to visit the official GTK blog.
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